Handling Of Scraping Cuts On Asphalt?
Hello, it’s been 5 days since I fell off the motorcycle with wounds on my knees, arms and elbows, and quite wide, on day 2 the wound started to dry up, and it was recommended by a friend to recover quickly if I didn’t mistakenly call it sufratulle, and after it was taped it became wet or moist again, well this wound should be left to dry or with the sufratulle paste? Thank you
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Skin sores that occur as a result of rubbing against a hard and rough surface, such as asphalt, are called abrasion wounds. indeed this wound is not so deep and also does not cause a lot of bleeding but it must be a concern because it is very risky to experience skin infections especially tetanus infections that can be life threatening. For that we need special care. We will describe the following tips for treating abrasion wounds caused by asphalt friction, namely:
1. Wash your hands before doing wound care.
2. Stop the bleeding by applying gentle pressure using sterile gauze.
3. Wash the wound with clean water flowing. Clean water is better if replaced with sterile physiological fluids that can be obtained at the nearest pharmacy.
4. The skin around the wound can be cleaned with soap but not with the wound.
5. Remove any dirt that is attached to the wound using gauze or tweezers that have been rinsed with alcohol.
6. After cleaning, rub the wound with antibiotic skin ointment.
7. If the wound is wet, compress with a sterile gauze moistened with rivanol before applying antibiotics. After drying, the new wound can be smeared with antibiotics
8. the wound should be left open unless you are going to move outside the house and when you take a shower.
9. No problem using sufratul, don't forget to replace sufratul every 2 times a day. Wounds that are wet again may be caused by improper wound care, not due to sufratul.
10. If there is a torn wound or dirt that is difficult to clean immediately consult a doctor nearby. As well as to obtain anti-tetanus serum if according to the doctor it is necessary.
Thus hopefully useful.